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Backup plan in works for Quebec City arena funding

Quebec NordiquesIf the Canadian federal government won’t fund a share of a new Quebec City arena, Mayor Regis Labeaume says his administration is working on a back-up plan to ensure the facility is built.

So far prospects for federal funding don’t look good — some politicians are wary about setting a precedent for federal funding of local facilities — but Labeaume can make a point or two about the national importance of a new arena should it be used as the centerpiece for a Quebec City Olympic bid. While he didn’t talk specifics, he did say he didn’t anticipate using general funds to pay for what is sure to be a C$400+ arena.

From the Toronto Sun.

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